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Information about downhill & cross-country skiing & snowboarding lessons at New Hampshire ski areas.

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Attitash Mountain Resort

Learn-to private or group lessons available for all ages. Check our website for current programs. Passholders save 20% on lessons with Epic Mountain Rewards.

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Bear Notch Ski Touring Center

Learn to Ski Packages include a one hour lesson and trail pass. Choose to learn classic xc skiing or skate ski.

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Bretton Woods

Ever wish you could hire an instructor to meet you where your level of experience is, but for a longer period of time? We introduce, The Half Day. This 3.5 hour, semi-private lesson is available for up to 4 people ages 7 and older. Think one-on-one coaching for any level of skier or rider. Whether you're just starting out skiing or riding, or maybe you want to hone your skills on the steeps or in the trees, The Half Day is your opportunity to learn from an instructor who will coach you to elevate your movements and style. During the lesson, we have planned for 2 short breaks for a snack or to warm-up. This is a great way to learn, explore, or rip it up with a pro. Everyone in the lesson should be at the same ability level. Lessons starting daily beginning in December.

Half-Day Lesson Schedule

Daily starting December 2023.
Students should meet their ski and snowboard instructors at the Ski School meeting place near the Learning Center Quad. Promptly at the following times.

9am-12:30pm 3.5 hours with 2 short breaks

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Join us for fun year-round activities at Bretton Woods!

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Bretton Woods

Bretton Woods is pleased to offer private lessons for the 2022-23 ski season. Advanced on-line reservations are required for all lessons.

Private ski and snowboard lessons provide a personal experience tailored to your needs. At Bretton Woods Ski Resort, we offer a private lesson for one person or a semi-private lesson up to four people that is customized for family and friends who want to learn together. Lessons are available for people ages 4 years-old and older. Lessons will run for 90-minutes daily beginning in December.

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    Bretton Woods Nordic Center

    Start out right by learning the basics first. Our Learn to Cross Country Ski Package includes a trail pass, touring or skate ski rental and a group lesson.

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    Cannon Mountain

    The Snowsports School at Cannon Mountain is certified by Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Our staff ranges from National team members to level 1 certified instructor along with new trainees.

    We offer a range of group & private lessons for every ability level.

    The Cannon Mountain Snowsports School is located slopeside in the Brookside Learning Center adjacent to the Peabody Base Lodge in the main base area off exit 34C.

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    Cranmore Mountain Resort

    At Cranmore, our goal is to create a lifelong passion for skiing and snowmaking, all while building self-esteem, in a safe and fun learning environment. Our professional instructors look forward to sharing their love for winter and their enthusiasm for teaching. With each adult ski or snowboard lesson, you will learn skills leaving you looking forward to your next time on snow.

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    Crotched Mountain

    Your best day on the mountain is waiting! Whether you prefer steep slopes, technical terrain, or gentle groomed runs - our Instructors will help you sharpen your skills and explore more of the mountain with confidence!

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    Dartmouth Skiway

    At the Skiway, we pride ourselves on offering the classic, unpretentious New England ski experience. But, just because you're skiing at a tiny mountain doesn't mean you shouldn't get the best ski or snowboard education out there. That's why we make it easy to learn to ski or ride at the Dartmouth Skiway. Our easy-to-ride conveyor lifts, personal instruction from experienced teachers, and family-friendly vibe make it the perfect outing for the whole family.

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    Eastman Cross Country

    Clinics, group and private ski lessons are provided by PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) certified instructors. Our experienced staff are available for private, semi-private or group lessons whether you are a beginner or just looking to refresh your skills. 

    Lessons can be arranged through the Cross Country Center by calling 603.863.4500 or EastmanXC@eastmannh.org

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    Franconia Village XC Ski Center

    Franconia Inn XC Ski Center offers instruction by experienced skiers. Give us a call to learn more - (603) 823-5542

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    Great Glen Trails

    If you’ve never skied before or can’t remember the last time you went cross country skiing, then a Learn-to-Ski Lesson Package is a perfect place to start. We begin with an introduction to the equipment, practice some techniques indoors if necessary (masks required when inside), then go outside onto the snow to slide around and work on balance, diagonal striding and introducing poles.

    A Learn to Ski Lesson is 1 hour and 15 minutes and includes a trail pass and ski rental for the day. Lessons are offered at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, and 1:00 pm daily. Reservations recommended.

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    Gunstock Mountain Resort

    Our Snowsports School offers lessons for all ages from 3 years to adult, and all types of learners.

    It's never too late to start skiing and snowboarding, and Gunstock is the perfect place to learn. Our friendly and certified snowsports instructors are passionate about enjoying winter outside, and pride themselves on their ability to transfer their knowledge of their favorite pastime onto their students. Your adventure starts here!

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    Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

    Whether you are a first time skier or are looking to unlock the next level or technique, efficiency and endurance, we have the instructors with the skills to help you.

    You’ll be amazed at how fun becoming a better skier can be.

    This year we are making some modifications to our traditional lessons; all instruction will be individual or members of the same family or travel party. Reservations suggested.

    Super Saver Packages

    Classic or Skate Ski $65 Adult | $61 Seniors | $54 Juniors

    This is our most popular package and for good reason. What a deal! This Super Saver Package gives you everything you need to get started:

    • All-day Trail Pass
    • Equipment Rental
    • 1 Hour Private Lesson

    Ages 10 and up and cover the basics of the classic/skate technique. We can customize a group lesson for you, your family and/or your party. (Additional skiers  $20 per person).

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    King Pine

    Designed exclusively for first-time skiers and snowboarders, this package includes a one-and-a-half hour Group lesson, rental and a surface lift ticket. The lesson is appropriate for participants that have never skied or boarded before -OR- a participant that skied or boarded a few times previously many years ago and needs a refresher from the very beginning. The lesson will include an introduction to the equipment, proper stance, how to glide and stop and how to initiate turning. Available for adults and children.

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    Loon Mountain Resort

    Spend more time learning, and less time sweating the small stuff. That's the simple yet powerful idea behind our Learn to Ski or Ride Package.

    With help from our talented coaches, you'll start with the basics. Focusing on the fundamentals, you'll build the skills and confidence to move up and explore the mountain.

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    McIntyre Ski Area

    If you are coming out to the slopes for the first time or want to polish your turns, the Snowsports School at McIntyre has something for you. We offer single-day lessons and multi-day programs for both skiing and snowboarding for all ages and levels. Our ski and snowboard lessons and programs run weekdays and weekends with the choice of morning, afternoon or evening classes available for all ages - preschool through adult. 

    We have more than 150 instructors on staff under the direction of our PSIA/AASI-certified management team. Our instructors are professional, courteous and know how to help you achieve your goals on the slope as well as keep you safe.

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    Mount Sunapee

    Whether you prefer steep slopes, technical terrain, or gentle groomed runs - our instructors will help you sharpen your skills and explore more of the mountain with confidence!

    Book a lesson and add a discounted lift ticket at checkout! We remain committed to doing everything we can to help keep you and your family safe this season.

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    Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Center

    MWV Ski Touring's introduction to Nordic skiing class will familiarize you with the equipment and its use on flat and gently sloping terrain. When you feel comfortable with these basic skills, sign up for our Intermediate Nordic Skiing lesson. Lessons are available as groups, semi-privates, and private lessons.

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    Nordic Skier Wolfeboro XC

    The Staff will teach you the basics or more advanced techniques of nordic skiing to make your skiing a truly enjoyable experience. Call Nordic Skier / Wolfeboro XC at 603-569-3151 for reservations at least 48 hours in advance.

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    Pats Peak

    Pats Peak Starter Special Package

    For the First Time Skier or Snowboarder, Ages 7 and Up.

    • 1-hour BEGINNER Group Lesson: 10:00 am & 11:30am Weekdays & Weekends. There is also a 1:30pm Lesson Time on Weekends only.
    • Rental Equipment (skis/boot/poles or snowboard/boots)
    • Full Day Lower Mountain Lift Ticket (Open-4pm).
    • Starter Special must be booked online in advance at patspeak.com.

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    Pats Peak

    Pats Peak Kids Programs

    Full Day and Half Day Kids Programs are available on weekends and holiday periods for kids ages 4-14 years old. 

    Private Lessons are also available for ages 3+ and Group Lessons for ages 7+.

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    Pats Peak WOW

    The Women's Only Wednesday (WOW) Program is offered on Wednesday mornings for seven (7) weeks beginning in January (excluding February President's Week and NH Vacation Week).

    This program is designed around the needs of the participants of the program. All lesson clinics are taught by women for women!

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    Pats Peak

    Pats Peak Weekday Learn to Ski & Ride Program

    Learning and fun, it's what we do best! 

    • Weekday 5-Week Series

    We have many prescheduled school, recreation center and home school group programs participating each season in our Weekday Learn to Ski & Ride Program. Looking for one in your area? Let us help. Give us a call at 603-428-3245.

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    Ragged Mountain Resort

    At Ragged Mountain Resort, our expert instructors are here to help you succeed. We offer a variety of programs ranging from private and group lessons, seasonal programs, and youth camps.   

    Bebe Wood Free learn-to-Ski or Ride Program

    Our Bebe Wood Free Learn-to-Ski or Ride Program is available Monday through Thursday this winter (excludes holiday black-out dates of Dec. 26-31, 2023; Jan. 13-14, 2024; and Feb. 17-19, 2024.)

    This program is a fun and easy way to learn without any risk to your wallet. 

    • This program is available Monday - Thursday ONLY during non-holiday periods
    • 3 lessons for first-time snow sport athletes only, ages 7 and up. ALL 3 LESSONS MUST BE COMPLETED THIS SEASON
    • If you have previous skiing or snowboarding experience, we are happy to book you in a Private or Group Lesson instead!
    • Includes Rossignol rental equipment and Lower Mountain Lift Ticket.
    • Lessons run for approximately 2 hours.
    • After your lesson, keep practicing for the rest of the day for only $20 with our "Extend Your Day" lift ticket and rental equipment!*
    • Purchase a Mission: Affordable season pass for the remainder of the season for only $69 - following the completion of your third lesson.**
    • Additional lessons for the current and following season are only $29 for Bebe Wood Program graduates!
    • Program is limited to one completed program (skiing or snowboarding) per participant.***
    • Participants can take only one lesson per day. ALL 3 LESSONS HAVE TO BE COMPLETED THIS SEASON
    • Class sizes are limited to 15 participants a session for the health and safety for our guests.

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    Waterville Valley Adventure Center

    Ranked by USA Today's Readers’ Choice as the best Cross-Country Ski Resort on the East Coast, the Waterville Valley Adventure Center is the Nordic ski hub of the Northeast.

    We are a full-service retail and rental shop, offering Nordic skis, snowshoes, fat bikes, and pulk sleds. Over 70+ km of trails are accessible directly from almost anywhere within Waterville Valley. Trails are also accessible from the Alpine Ski Resort. Trails traverse deep into the White Mountain National Forest and are groomed for skate and classic skiing. Snowshoeing is welcome on any trail and fat biking is welcome on select trails with the purchase of a trail pass. Dogs are also welcome on select trails.

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    Whaleback Mountain

    Intro To Snow Sports

    Have you always wanted to try skiing or snowboarding? Are you an expert skier/snowboarder but want to give snowboarding/skiing a shot? This is the program for you. Our learn to ski or ride package offers an inexpensive way to get a rental, learning area access for the whole day and a group lesson to try out skiing or snowboarding. Open to ages 10 & up.

    Offered the first Sunday of every month from 10am-12pm.

    24 Hour Advance Notice & Reservation Required


    $95 per session- Includes a rental, learning area access for the day and a 2 hour group lesson with one of our professional instructors.

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    Whaleback Mountain

    Adult Learning Clinics

    These 5 week programs are designed for the adult looking to meet new people, improve their skills and become a more confident skier/rider. Taught by Whaleback’s professional instructors, these clinics will take you to the next level! Open to adults, age 18 and over.

    Adult Learn to Snowboard

    • Open to adults looking to learn or improve their snowboarding skills.
    • Taught by Whaleback’s professional snowboarding instructors
    • Small group instruction with adults of similar ability levels
    • Two 5-week sessions to choose from:

      • Early Winter Saturdays 1/7/23-2/4/23 12pm-2pm
      • Late Winter Saturdays 2/11/23-3/11/23 12pm-2pm

    Adult Beginner Ski Clinic

    • Open to adults looking to learn or improve their skiing skills.
    • Taught by Whaleback’s professional skiing instructors
    • Small group instruction with adults of similar ability levels
    • Two 5-week sessions to choose from:

      • Early Winter Saturdays 1/7/23-2/4/23 12pm-2pm
      • Late Winter Saturdays 2/11/23-3/11/23 12pm-2pm


    $290 per session


    $510 for 2 sessions - Use Discount Code Clinicx2 to get 2nd session at a reduced rate

    *Lift access for the day is included in the cost of the clinic

    Equipment Rental add on :

    Adult Package: $100 for 5 weeks

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    Whaleback Mountain

    Private & Semi-Private Lessons


    When you work one-on-one with an instructor, learning happens quickly. Whether you’re looking for private snowboarding lessons or private ski lessons, we are ready to help you meet your goals on snow! Our instructors are trained to accommodate you at any level. Whether you are just starting out in a snow sport or looking to improve your turns, we have the instructors to get you there.


    90 Minute Private Lessons are offered every day Tuesday-Friday starting at 3pm or 5pm

    2 Hour Private Lessons are offered Saturdays & Sundays starting at 10am or 1pm

    5 Hour Private Lessons are offered Saturdays & Sundays from 10am-3pm

    *5 hour lessons include an hour of classroom time over lunch from 12pm-1pm*


    90 Minute Private Lesson*: $135 and $40 per additional person

    2 Hr Private Lesson*: $150 and $40 per additional person

    5 Hr Private Lesson(Includes an hour lunch break with your instructor for classroom time)*: $320 and $50 per additional person

    *Lift access for the day is included in the price of the lesson.

    Equipment Rental add on :

    Youth Package: $25

    Adult Package: $30

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    Wildcat Mountain

    Learn-to private or group lessons available for all ages. Check our website for current programs. Passholders save 20% on lessons with Epic Mountain Rewards.

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    Eastern Slope Inn Resort

    The Eastern Slope Inn is the iconic resort of North Conway Village featuring family-friendly spacious suites and amenities, just minutes to ski areas.

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    Elevate Winter! Pack up to hit the slopes, explore Ice Castles and have fun. Plan your next snow day in the Western White Mtns.

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    Attitash Mountain Village

    Attitash Mountain Village has family-friendly spacious suites with kitchens, townhouses and trailside lodging at the base of Attitash Ski Resort.

    Bretton Woods Gondola Summer
    Bretton Woods – Ride, Fly, Climb!

    Enjoy scenic gondola rides w/ amazing views, plus bites & beverages at Rosebrook Lodge. Learn about guided canopy tours, climbs, events & more.